LLPH applauds the decisions by Virginia’s 7th Rep. Dave Brat and Alabama’s 6th Rep.-Elect Gary Palmer and Colorado 4th Rep.-Elect Ken Buck to pick strong conservatives to be part of their staff.
Usually, members will try to get old staffers from former legislators who have no new ideas and no fresh conservative vision. These staffers tend to lead conservative candidates in the wrong direction.
That is why we are so excited that Reps. Brat, Palmer, and Buck have picked staffers from the Heritage Action to be part of their staff. Heritage Action is one of our closest allies in fighting the GOP Establishment, and we are confident their new staffers will help them be strong advocates for WE THE PEOPLE!
Roll Call reports:
Heritage Action for America is losing three staffers, including its top House lobbyist, to a trio of newbies in the 114th Congress.
Freshman Rep. Dave Brat, the Virginia Republican who famously unseated then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a June primary contest, has tapped Heritage’s Erin Siefring as his chief of staff. Siefring has been the conservative group’s chief liaison with House members.
“One of the great roles of having a permanent 300-person institution is that people take what they learn here and spread that throughout the universe,” said Heritage Action for America’s CEO Michael Needham.
“We couldn’t be where we are without Erin,” he added, noting that her joining Brat’s staff “gives me tremendous confidence” for the freshman lawmaker’s future.
Heritage is also losing Cari Kelly, a legislative strategist, to the office of incoming Rep. Gary Palmer, an Alabama Republican, who will replace retiring Rep. Spencer Bachus. She will be the new lawmaker’s legislative director.
At Heritage, Kelly, a native Alabaman, focused on immigration, financial services and social issues.
And Katherine Rosario is departing the Heritage communications team to serve as incoming Colorado Rep. Ken Buck’s communications director.
“Having people on the Hill that think the way we think is certainly good for what we’re trying to achieve,” Needham said.
LLPH can definitely attest to several of these staffers’ work. We have read their writings and these staffers from Kelly to Rosario to Siefring are the best of the best. Congratulations to them as well as Congressmen Brat, Palmer, and Buck!